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On this day in 1893, Eliott Joslin, a Boston physician, examined Mary Higgins, a young girl...
On July 27, the Boston Transit Commission took this photograph to survey progress on the Tremont...
Today’s post looks at a significant moment in Boston’s history: the heyday of urban...
Today, we’re highlighting our collection of Boston Almanacs. This 1836 Almanac was published...
On July 4, 1861, Bostonians celebrated Independence Day as they grappled with the reality of civil...
On June 26, after smallpox broke out in Boston, Dr. Zabdiel Boylston inoculated his 13-year-old son...
On this day, in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read...
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam on Pennsylvania’s Little Conemaugh River broke. 16...
On this day in 1660, Mary Dyer was executed on the Boston Common for defying her banishment from...
On May 30, 1868, Bostonians observed the country’s first Memorial Day.
On May 24, 1854, federal marshals in Boston arrested Anthony Burns, a fugitive from slavery....
Today's Archives' blog post is a guest post by urban historian Max Grinnell. Max visited...
Today's Archives' blog post is a guest post by urban historian Max Grinnell. Max visited...
On May 5, 1873, a group of Bostonians asked Boston’s Board of Aldermen to ban the game...
Kathryn White, first lady of Boston from 1968 to 1984, passed away on May 1.
On May 1, 1809, construction began on Park Street Church. Five years earlier, in 1804, a small...
On April 27, 1826, Faneuil Hall Market, now commonly known as Quincy Market, held its grand opening.